The Devil All the Time - Part 5 - Preacher, Chapters 31 through 39 Summary & Analysis

Donald Ray Pollock
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Part 5 - Preacher, Chapters 31 through 39 Summary

Chapter 31 - Theodore and Roy have moved inland so Roy can get some work picking fruit in an orchard. Theodore's health is deteriorating rapidly, although his dreams of Flapjack the Clown of being near water are still lively.

Chapter 32 - That night, as the new preacher, Pastor Teagardin, and his much younger wife, Cynthia greet all their new parishioners at a potluck dinner, Arvin becomes very aware that Teagardin is excited by the arrival of two young pretty girls. Later, the porky Teagardin uses the chicken livers as the subject of a spontaneous sermon on honoring the poor. While Emma is humiliated, Lenora comments on how holy Teagardin seems. Arvin doesn't buy it.

Chapter 33 - In his new shabby home furnished with second hand furniture, Teagardin contemplates his success in turning Cynthia into his sex...

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